Why Chinese missiles may turn out to be as strategically ineffective as their German predecessors.
Despite its weaknesses, the Habsburg Empire under Metternich succeeded in obtaining a strategically and politically advantageous position in the run-up to the last war with Napoleon.
"For many, the NPT is the foundation of nuclear order. Actually, the NPT is much less influential in international security than is commonly believed."
Beware of the emergence of ugly authoritarian trends in some members, especially Romania, Hungary and Turkey.
"Twenty-five years ago, the opening of the Berlin Wall transfixed the world, but somewhat obscured a larger story: the peaceable seizure of the state by that part of East German society which did not want to go to the West."
"To get out of this vicious cycle, U.S. and German leaders would do better to reaffirm their shared interests instead of fixating on their differences."
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